Feb 26, 2009 - Sale 2171

Sale 2171 - Lot 152

Price Realized: $ 3,600
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
RARE BLACK RADICAL PERIODICAL (BLACK RADICALISM.) HARRISON, HUBERT H. The Voice of the Negro. Volume 1, No. 1. 8 pages. Small 4to, original printed wrappers; vertical crease, where folded for mailing; faint circular ink stamp, possibly postal in lower corner. New York: Hubert H. Harrison, 1927

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the first and only issue of this magazine. Harrison (1883-1927), journalist, labor organizer and black nationalist, accomplished a great deal in his short life. A critic of both Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. Du Bois, Harrison only had a high school education, yet his writing appeared frequently in the pages of the New York Times, and the New York Sun. Harrison founded the New Negro Manhood Movement in 1916, and in 1917 introduced Marcus Garvey to a New York audience. For four years, Harrison edited Garvey''s Negro World (resigning in 1922) while remaining a regular contributor to mainstream white periodicals, as well as black periodicals like the Pittsburgh Courier, the Chicago Defender, and the Amsterdam News. There is no question that had he lived, Hubert H. Harrison''s name would be as recognizable as that of Arthur A.Schomburg, Carter G. Woodson or W. E. B. Du Bois. Harrison died six months after this first issue of the Voice of the Negro was published.